February 11, 2020
Logistics Weekly

Did You Know that TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition early bird registration closes on February 19, 2020? Register now to receive your discounted registration fee before rates increase next week! Group discounts are also available if you register 2+ attendees. Questions? Contact meetings@tianet.org or call 703.299.5700 today!


The TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition offers attendees the 3PL intelligence to take your business to the next level, with 130+ educational sessions covering themes such as fundamentals, legal/claims, hot topics, business operations, modes and technology. Register now while early bird registration is still available. Don’t delay – registration rates will increase on February 20.

Already registered to attend? Don’t forget to add the TIA Golf Outing and Inaugural Step Challenge to your registration. Proceeds raised from the Golf Outing will benefit the TIA Foundation, while proceeds raised from the Step Challenge will be evenly distributed between Open Door Mission and the TIA Foundation. Questions? Contact meetings@tianet.org for more information!

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Industry News and Advocacy

Later this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be publishing in the Federal Register a final rule titled, “Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement.” This final rule will establish the annual registration fees collected from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement for the 2020 registration period.


“Creative destruction” is a World War II-era term that describes how innovation triggers the end of one thing (a business process, an industry), but also the birth of innovation. We’re experiencing creative destruction in the freight industry as large, digital freight marketplaces like...

Some roles saw significant gains in salary from 2017 to 2018…especially key or major account managers. Data is based on the 2018 and 2019 TIA Compensation Survey reflected pay data from more than 13,000 incumbents for the years 2017 and 2018 using the medians of actual employee pay data and not self-reported company averages.

Brokers Seeing Higher Margins Due To Technology Investment
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It now appears the evidence is overwhelming. Brokers and 3PL’s leveraging new technology are raising their margins and lowering costs faster than those that don’t. In fact, 96% of brokers now say that technology like AscendTMS, TriumphPay, Smart Capacity, and Cargo Chief’s new human-like robot called Booking Assistant are helping to quickly eliminate labor costs and raise profit margins. Moreover, the right technology, when used properly, is clearly crowning the winners in the brokerage space.
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Register now for the Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) course that began Jan. 6, 2020. The online exam will be administered on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The CTB program is the most widely recognized designation among 3PLs and sets you apart from your industry peers. Learn More and Register Here.

"The CTB course was challenging but rewarding. The material provided insight into many industry topics that I had encountered, but never fully understood.”    – Kenton Sprayberry, BR Williams Trucking, Inc.

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Tucker, Education Manager, at tucker@tianet.org.


Special $225 Savings for TIA Members. The New Employee Package evaluates and makes your employees better. It includes: New Employee Orientation, and The New Hire Assessment OR The Performance Predictor Assessment. Are you ready to stand out? Start your employees off on the right track and demonstrate your company’s commitment to success. 

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Member Resources

The TIA Advantage Program continues to focus on designed, discounted solutions as a feature of membership to drive additional value and support for our membership. For more information about TIA Advantage, please click here or contact Wendy Emerson at emerson@tianet.org.

TIA Services - Discounted Business Solutions

The Member Resource Library is a collection of guidelines and frameworks, contracts, legal cases, and other resources to provide TIA Members with a knowledge bank for 3PL success.

You must be logged into the TIA website to access this library. Contact a member of TIA staff at
703.299.5700 if you need assistance.

Do More Business. Take Less Risks.
Euler Hermes
There's a lot of uncertainty in the Transportation Industry. That's why Ardwin Freight, OTR Transportation, and 55,000 other businesses leverage Euler Hermes’ proprietary credit risk data. Learn how our data and risk experts can help you feel secure in extending more credit to current customers, or pursuing new customers that may have otherwise seemed too risky.
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Take your intermodal knowledge to the next level with TIA’s Advanced Intermodal Course! This course, developed by a team of intermodal experts, consists of four learning modules and a final exam designed to teach you about the following topics:

  • Storage, driver, chassis, and weight charges.
  • The role of technology in invoicing, tracking, and automation.
  • The rules and regulations regarding product protection and transloading.
  • Detailed information on reduced rate transport and filing claims.

Member: $400  |  Non-Member: $525

The course is available in a bundle with the Intro to Intermodal Course to members for $700: Bundle Registration.

Please contact education@tianet.org for a discount if you have already purchased the Intro to Intermodal Course.

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